NJ: I Don't Have a Problem, But Stop Me From Gambling

Until now, residents of New Jersey who wanted to prevent themselves from gambling, would need to place their names onto a list and admit that they have a gambling problem. After the passing of A2444, this law has now changed. 

Under the New Jersey’s Self-Exclusion Bill, New Jersey residents will now be able to stop themselves from being able to gamble without admitting a gambling problem.

Under new legislation which was approved by a Senate panel, NJ residents can now self-exclude themselves from gambling without admitting a gambling problem. The state of New Jersey maintains a full list of residents who have self-excluded themselves from any gaming activity. This exclusion may be for online gambling and/or at Atlantic land-based casinos. Users can even add their name to the lifetime exclusion list, which would then ban them for life.
An excerpt from the new law reads: 

Current law requires a person who wants to request placement on a list of persons self-excluded from gaming activities at all New Jersey licensed casinos and simulcasting facilities, including Internet gaming activities, or from wagering activity through a wagering account for Internet gaming in this State, to acknowledge that the person is a problem gambler.  This bill allows a person to request self-exclusion without signing a statement that the request  is “because I am a problem gambler” or “because I am a problem Internet gambler.”  A requester of voluntary exclusion may choose to be excluded for a minimum of one year, or for five years or a lifetime.  The request for removal from the list of self-excluded persons may be submitted only after the chosen self-exclusion period has expired.  If a person chooses the lifetime exclusion option, his or her name cannot be removed from the list.

By Payton